Love Horoscope for the Week of February 5

The week comes loaded with plenty of opportunities for romance, but getting something started with someone new might prove to be relatively difficult. On the other hand, if you really wanted to fire things up again with that ex of yours, you will have ample opportunity for that. On the other hand, do you really want to do that?

The first part of the week is dominated by Venus sextile Uranus, which is exact on Tuesday. This provides the chance for new and interesting social contacts, unusual or unexpected romantic encounters, and can give your love life a general energetic boost. Venus tends to like comfortable and predictable situations, and Uranus likes it freaky and unpredictable. When these two planets work together, magic can happen.

Although that aspect sets the general romantic tone for most of the week, there are some events towards the weekend that will also have a hand in shaping your love life. On Friday, Mercury conjunct the South Node puts the emphasis on communications with people with whom you have a “karmic connection.”. Sure, that might sound great if you are shopping for a soulmate/twin flame, but it also makes it much more likely that you will be getting that 3 AM drunk dial from that certain someone you broke up with but who refuses to leave you alone. I know sometimes it’s tempting to reopen a case like that, but think twice before you answer that phone. And think several times before you turn out to be the drunk one doing the dialing in the first place. Do you really need to be learning those lessons again?

On Sunday, Venus enters Pisces. Venus in Aquarius was certainly lively and interesting for many, and made for a good time partying and socializing. However Venus is considered to be in the sign of its exaltation when it is in Pisces, so the more traditional values of affection and romance and sweetness that are associated with Venus are more likely to be emphasized now. If you like your courtships to be a little more on the traditional side, conditions between now and the first week of March will be in your favor.

Sunday also brings Sun square Jupiter to the exact degree. This aspect can make people cheerful and outgoing, perhaps to a fault. Sometimes romance can benefit from a sense of “overdoing it,” and if your love life needs an infusion of that energy, by all means plan to get out there and party down during the weekend. However, if you have any history at all of getting drunk and ending up in bed with the wrong person, you might want to check those impulses before you give into them. Either way, for much of Sunday the Moon will be Void of Course in Sagittarius. Stop and consider that Sagittarius is better known for recklessness and blind optimism than it is for careful calculation, so remember that before you accept a charming stranger’s invitation to come over and examine their Mayan Pottery collection. We all know where that sort of thing can end up.

About Matthew Currie

Matthew Currie is an astrologer with over 20 years of experience, and is the author of "Conquer The Universe With Astrology." Along with Hilary Young, he is the host of "Love And Sex In The Stars" (a show about the intersection of astrology and human hearts) on In his spare time, Matthew shouts at the neighbors a lot.

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